A Certified Addiction Counselor earns an average salary of $34,848 per year. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field.
Certified Addiction Counselor Total Pay (?
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$25,759 - $47,546
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MEDIAN: $34,848
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Certified Addiction Counselor Total Pay (?
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$11.06 - $25.17
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MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$25,759 - $47,546  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $795  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$24,677 - $48,864  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 131
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$11.06 - $25.17  
   
Overtime
$21.82 - $34.39  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $795  
   
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$24,677 - $48,864  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 131
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Job Description for Certified Addiction Counselor
  • Provide evaluations, interventions, and individual and group therapy to clients experiencing chemical abuse or chemical dependency.
  • Maintain case history and progress notes while observing their patients.
  • Counsel individuals or groups and implements therapeutic treatment plans to resolve addictions to drugs or alcohol.
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Experience Affects Certified Addiction Counselor Salaries

Experienced
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National Average
$35,000
Entry-Level
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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 33 votes.
Gender
Female
65%
female alumni
 
Male
35%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
52%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
6%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 75% dental benefits Dental: 54%
vision benefits Vision: 36% employee benefits None: 24%
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